Friday, July 30
Week 11 Results
- Tuesday, July 27: Green 1 – Blue 0
- Wednesday, July 28: Navy 17 – Maroon 6
- Thursday, July 29: Red 9 – Black 5
The Tuesday, Aug. 3, Red at Blue game at 7:00 pm has been rescheduled and will now be played on Thursday, Aug, 5, around 8:00 pm instead, or shortly after the conclusion of that night’s regularly scheduled Green at Navy game.
Rained-Out Makeup Game
The rained-out July 8 Navy @ Blue game will now be played on Wednesday, Aug. 11, after the conclusion of the that night’s regularly scheduled Blue @ Navy game, which now has a new start time of 6:30 pm.
Following CDC and state guidelines, effective May 29 masks will no longer be required for anyone fully vaccinated — unless it’s your personal decision to want to continue to do so. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.
For those not vaccinated, wearing a mask/face covering in the team bench areas and/or maintaining a social distance of six feet is still highly encouraged.
John D. DeLuca, Jr. was the founding commissioner and driving force behind the Lynnfield Men’s Over-40 Softball League for many years of its early existence, as well as being a beloved member of the Green Team.
It was his vision to establish a social-based sports endeavor, whereby a bunch of middle-aged guys could have the opportunity to get together outdoors one night a week during the nice weather, whack a ball around for a bit, have some fun, pretend they were athletes again, expand their friendships and network of contacts, and – as Billy Joel sang in “Piano Man” – forget about life for a while.
John’s outgoing personality, perpetual grin, infectious laugh, and sense of humor — combined with his warm and spirited greeting of “Hey, buddy!” to all — made him a natural leader and a friend to virtually everyone he encountered in all corners of his life. This was never more evident than the outpouring of support he received after being diagnosed with leukemia, and the hundreds of people who participated in the subsequent bone marrow drive that was conducted in an attempt to save his life.
John fought a very valiant battle, but ultimately succumbed to this disease on June 21, 2008, at the much too young age of 53.
What he started and tirelessly nurtured for all those years has been bequeathed to all of us to sturdily build on and take forward.
To you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.